MR President, when you were contesting the US presidency last year, many Malaysians hoped for your political triumph because that would end the shame your predecessor had brought to the presidency. Your victory gave hope that America was at the gateway of justice. In the aftermath of your election, some of your words and actions did indeed reflect your decency and humanity.
But your imbalanced reaction and untruthful depiction of the ongoing Israeli-Hamas conflict demeans you and your nation. You spoke selectively of aggression by Hamas of firing (home-made rockets with a range of 25 miles) into Israel and you asserted Israel’s right of self-defence.